EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces, improves safety for machinery operators with the new Series 04 Failsafe Emergency-Stop Switching Element.

The ‘failsafe’ element is self-monitoring and will detect if the stop switch actuator becomes disconnected by accidental damage, negligent assembly or misuse. If there’s any defect, the failsafe contact opens and the machinery will behave like in a normal emergency shutdown routine.

It will fit any Series 04 emergency-stop or stop switch and is easily retrofitted by snapping on the new element. Three types of connection are possible: push-in terminals (PIT) with cage clamps, or screw and plug-in terminals.

As with all EAO products, this innovative and reliable product offers a long mechanical life of at least 50,000 operations.

This product is a must-have for machinery builders who place maximum human safety at the top of their priorities. Even redundant emergency-stop systems are ineffective without this type of element connected to an emergency-stop switch.

Contact your local EAO sales subsidiary for more information.